I'm Shopbop's Fashion Director—These Summer Trends Will Get the Most Mileage

There are certain insiders that act as our go-to style resources thanks to their breadth of sartorial knowledge. And yes, Caroline Maguire, Shopbop's fashion director, happens to be one of the said experts. Her feedback on the latest trends is always intriguing with her sharp eye and unique sense of personal style. On that note, we thought there could be interest in learning about the specific summer trends she's into. You know, in case you're already starting to prep those warm-weather wardrobes.

Below Maguire is highlighting the trends she thinks are worth it because they'll get the most mileage for the season. Essentially, everything in the edit coming your way is versatile and could be styled with a range of pieces already in your offering. Keep scrolling for more, along with visual inspiration and a ton of shopping recommendations from Shopbop as well. 


(Image credit: Caroline Maguire/Shopbop)

1. Denim Cutoffs

"Denim shorts are a closet essential—my favorite summer staple! When styling denim cutoffs, I love to play up my look, layering graphic tees like this Rodarte tee under this bright Brogger top. Since the shorts are casual, have fun accessorizing—don't be afraid to throw on bold and colorful jewelry to keep your look modern and playful."

2. Poolside Style

"I'm obsessed with the swimwear trending this season—these styles are too good to leave poolside. I like the idea of multiuse and wearing your favorite swimwear as part of a daytime look. Try pairing a bright one-piece with a simple co-ord set, easy slides, and layered gold jewelry. … Quickly taking you from the sun to the streets."

3. Monochromatic Neutrals 

"Stay cool this summer with a monochromatic neutral look. Easy and effortless yet elevated, throw together different tones from a range of neutrals, playing with textures to add volume and dimension to your outfit. I tend to opt for chic cream or ivory hues in the summer."

4. Oversize Totes

"I can't live without a large tote. Sturdy and stylish, I need a bag that can take me throughout my day, fitting everything (and anything!) I need to go from school drop-off, to work, do errands, and everything in between. I love opting for bright colors, patterns, or varied textures when looking for the perfect oversized bag. Always make sure to prioritize fabric as well. Your chic tote needs to be durable—you'll thank me later."

5. Easy Summer Dresses

"Your summer closet is not complete without an easy dress. Loose-fitting, light, and airy, happily throw this on as the weather heats up. For a more sophisticated look, try pairing a maxi with puffed sleeves and leather slides, or stay fun and flirty with a bright mini paired with white sneakers. Versatile, comfortable, and chic, the possibilities are endless with this summer essential."

Next, check out more chic items to consider for the season.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.